Michele McCormack, Anchor
For me, the title of editor and reporter is just as important as anchor. Even though most people just see me anchoring, I am often very involved behind the scenes. I began as a photographer and editor and worked my way up in the industry as a reporter, and it's that level of understanding and experience I bring to the anchor desk every day at noon and 4 p.m.
Since joining CBS 58 in 2005, I have worked every shift from early morning, to weekends, to the late show after Thursday Night Football.
I have been honored and humbled to be singled out by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for my writing and reporting.
In 2016, I received recognition for my live on-scene reporting by the WBA. It is something that is very important to me since there is still the perception that anchors are just talking heads.
Those same skills that earned me recognition in the field in 2016 , also garnered recognition this same year for covering breaking news from the desk.
I was also grateful in 2015 to have received the Award of Appreciation from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin for my work to bring fairness to the coverage of law enforcement issues.
I have guided viewers through challenging times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek and celebrated alongside the Badgers and their run to the Final Four.
I am strongly connected to my family's Celtic roots and the struggle for civil rights in Northern Ireland very much influenced my decision to enter broadcasting with the goal of giving everyone a voice.
My professional achievements include the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the great Midwestern flood of 1993, an Emmy nomination for the cargo plane crash in Kansas City, Missouri, and the George M. Steele media award for emergency responder reporting from the New Jersey Firefighters Benevolent Association.
As a reporter in Philadelphia, I traveled the country to cover stories such as the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Presidential Recount, the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA, and receiver Terrell Owens' incredible recovery from a broken leg to join the Eagles football team in the Super Bowl.
I am a proud United States Air Force Mom. My family has always understood that I have a personal connection and obligation to viewers that sometimes means I'm working through a holiday.
My hobbies include hiking and bicycling. I enjoy all the authentic beer gardens and ethnic and neighborhood festivals that keep our state hopping all year long.
I dabble in Irish singing and have represented Milwaukee at the All Ireland competition.
I am a longtime supporter of the Fellowship Open which raises millions of dollars to assist young people, in particular African American young men, in furthering their education.
I am very serious when it comes to the news, but enjoy laughing and believe simple traditions and celebrations are equally as newsworthy because they give us a complete perspective of the community we call home.
Articles by Michele McCormack
- Sunday Morning Spotlight: The Friendship Bakery
- Child murder defendant resists officers and is wrestled to the ground in court
- Police and NAACP imploring passengers to come forward in Lyft shooting incident near Brookfield Mall
- Milwaukee Ballet Director Michael Pink coming out of dancing retirement for Nutcracker
- Black Lives Matter Milwaukee calling for charges against Lyft driver who fired upon passengers he thought were going to rob him
- Aurora Children's Health warns about adolescent mood changes and the link to vitamin D
- New 12 Beers of Christmas event launched by Millioke of Milwaukee, includes local breweries
- An Exceptional Chorus stages annual holiday concert December 15th at Thomas More High School
- Packers' Davante Adams peppered with questions about Aaron Rodgers during "Touchdowns for Charity" stop in Milwaukee
- The holidays offer the opportunity to make sure aging relatives are doing alright with independent living
- Faith Builders Hosts Christmas in Milwaukee for Clarke Square Neighborhood
- A sense of community alive and well at Greenfield's annual Breakfast with Santa event
- Multiple Scelrosis patient Ramon Garcia launches campaign to unseat longtime Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner
- BBB Wisconsin exposes tricks in advertising
- EXCLUSIVE: Lyft driver speaks out for first time about why he opened fire on passengers
- Autistic singer/songwriter Eric Look is out with new Christmas song called "Santa Please"
- A Christmas Carol sequel "God Bless Us Everyone" at the Oak Assembly of God December 8-10
- Sheboygan author and his creation "Oliver the Ornament" stop by Mars Cheese Castle with message of kindess
- Enchantment in the Park using nearly 1 million lights at Regner Park in West Bend
- Waukesha Civic Theatre brings an "After School Special" to the stage with "The House Without a Christmas Tree"
- Shadows of Watergate looming over Trump White House after guilty plea from former staffer
- An evening of gratitude as breast cancer survivors thank the donors and sponsors who raise money for Komen of Wisconsin
- Will a photo on a gun stop a Veteran from committing suicide?
- Telling the perfect Christmas story to kids
- Local Muscular Dystrophy advocate Mike Tews dies at the age of 28
- Sheboygan native's Christmas Character "Oliver the Ornament" now part of mission to end bullying
- Deadline to enroll for insurance under Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching
- "Happily ever aftering" at King Arthur's Court holiday display at downtown Milwaukee BMO Harris Bank
- Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb hoping to move forward from contentious budget debate
- UPDATE: West Allis Police searching for suspect after report of disturbance
- Local family goes public with journey to recovery from daughter's diagnosis with mental illness
- Black Friday is earlier this year, so return policies will be critical for a happy holiday
- Procedures for allowing media ride along interviews with Milwaukee police will be subject of public hearing
- Stampeding bull market may slow down so be prepared
- Youth Justice Milwaukee calls on local judges to refuse to send Milwaukee children to the troubled Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities
- Messmer High School students join Milwaukee Police Officers to prepare Thanksgiving meals
- It's never too late to stop smoking to reap health benefits
- Children on Medicaid in Wisconsin not getting tested for lead poisoning
- All candidates for interim Milwaukee County Sheriff have been interviewed
- Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers proposes 50% tuition cut at two-year UW Colleges
- Health experts urging families to get real about healthcare planning for dementia diagnosis
- High profile democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn supports legal marijuana in WI with referendum
- Christmas tree arrives at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale
- Violent home invasion at Elm Grove group home for seniors, suspects at large
- Blessings in a Backpack making sure hundreds of kids on school lunch programs have food on the weekend
- Milwaukee Alderman wants libraries open later as part of public safety strategy
- Despicable scams being used on local veterans
- Adoption Day in Milwaukee County
- Local security expert advising churches and open air venues to take a hard look at security now
- Follow Up: Construction dust makes West Allis boy sick, Partners for Asthma Action reaching out to public
- Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt shifting focus on approach to law enforcement
- Waukesha County Mother declared Champion of the Year
- Zoo Interchange construction making boy sick, family gets help through American Lung Association
- The THELMA in Fond du Lac offering exhibit space for an area hungry for the arts
- Bayside Rabbi in Puerto Rico says "it still feels like a war zone"
- St. Coletta Day School to show how tap dance is helping students with special needs at Colettascope fundraiser
- Veterans Day Parade in Milwaukee met with sparse attendance, organizers and participants say it's not about counting spectators
- 54th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Milwaukee Saturday, November 4th
- Winterizing your home
- When is your child too sick to go to school?
- Spaghetti with the Sisters of St. Joan Antida Sunday, November 5
- Waukesha County Executive Awards luncheon November 8th at Marriott West
- The mega challah bake at the Jewish Community Center is about more than just bread
- Milwaukee has its 2017 Christmas tree and is looking for prospects already for next year
- Important changes to know about before open enrollment for healthcare November 1 through December 15
- Marquette's Paul Nolette says initial indictments could quicken pace of special investigation into Russian collusion
- Tanner-Paull American Legion Post planning dance and raffle after Veterans Day Parade this Saturday, November 4th
- Christmas trees arrive at Milwaukee's Cathedral Square in preparation for Holiday Lights Festival
- New urban farming bill would create an Office of Urban Agriculture
- Waukesha Civic Theatre makes history with production of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Thrilling night planned for families at St. Coletta Day School
- Historic Garfield Apartments in Bronzeville host art house party October 26th
- Paranormal expert Tea Krulos organizing first ever haunted Riverwest tour on Halloween Eve
- Neighbors call Adam Novak of West Allis the "King of Halloween" for his decorations
- Children don't forget witnessing trauma, new program aims at reaching survivors five years and younger
- Known for Croce covers, local singer with autism meets son of musical idol AJ Croce
- Don't get tricked when making Halloween purchases
- UPDATE: South side Milwaukee Church now confirms desecration of Virgin Mary statue during burglary and vandalism
- Packers from Super Bowl 31 gather for "Others Luncheon" to benefit Salvation Army
- Youth Entrepreneur Expo this Saturday, October 21st at Tommy Thompson Center